Philip Larkin statue by Martin Jennings at Hull Paragon Interchange. Credit: summonedbyfells
It's National Poetry Day! This year's theme is 'Remember.'
As the National Poetry Society explains, whether it's Thomas Hood or Philip Larkin's 'I Remember, I Remember'; the centenary of the First World War; or the national Poetry by Heart recitation competition; memory is an important part of poetry.
- Share your favourite poem, using the hashtag
- Follow the Philip Larkin trail in Hull.
- See BBC Wales's animation of Dylan Thomas's poem 'The Hunchback in the Park,' narrated by Michael Sheen.
- Register for the national Poetry by Heart recitation competition
As our contribution to National Poetry Day, you may enjoy reading the King's Archive of the Month on Rupert Brooke and Ferenc Békássy. They were both King's graduates, both poets, and both victims of the First World War. You could reflect on how their poetry has shaped the way we remember the First World War and how we remember them.